So, this year I decided would be the last year I might have to play a pregnancy-related prank on my partner. I'm not the type to play it on friends/family, but I figured it'd be a fun gag since we're going to be ttc early 2013 (wait, that's about 9 months away!!)
So, I sent him an e-vite for a baby registry I'd thrown together for us- setting the due date for this December...and just for good measure, I also sent an Amazon e-gift card that said "Happy Father's Day", and wrote a message about 'this is sooner than planned, but who do you want to tell first?' I sent that around 2AM, thinking he'd read it sometime in the morning.
I was expecting to see him do the "Are you serious?!" freak out. Or some level that would match my current excited/scared state of contemplating starting to ttc after I get my Mirena out in January. I'm excited, but I'm also scared of how real it's becoming- y'know?
What did he do?
He asked me, "What, you couldn't find a stroller you liked?" in the most non-perturbed/no big deal way.
Me: "Wait, what? That's your reaction?! Are you serious?!" (confused/disappointed?/happy)
He: "Yeah, how were you expecting me to react? We're going to be parents. This is what we've agreed on"
Me: "Dude, this was supposed to be an awesome April Fools Day prank."
He: "Oh wait, today's April Fools Day? Oooh, I wonder what Google's doing!"
Me: "No but- wait, seriously? You didn't even know?"
So...joke's on me? Somehow (in the last two years) my initially-reluctant-okay-maybe-one-kid-in-ten-years husband has changed into a I-want-to-be-a-father future daddy.
I thought of sending that pic of the clearblue pregnancy test that says "Just Kidding" on it instead of pregnant to my OH but he was coming home from a bachelor party and I didn't want him to tell any of his close friends in the truck before he actually read what the words said!
That being said, if my OH did something like that to me I would be super sad, because I'm sooo looking forward to children.. I think he would be sad to find out it wasn't real, too! So I definitely decided not to do that, but it occurred to me
Agh, that is brilliant, I sent my other half a text saying "I am pregnant" on April Fools day he immediately started ringing me before I could send the other text "only kidding april fools" after several attempts at trying to send it in between the constant phone calls I had to answer. I told him it was only a joke....poor thing, he was really excited and was gutted when I told him it was a joke, I thought he would realize and not believe me, I was in the dog house for the rest of the day haha and felt extremely guilty
When I first started a relationship with my oh I was about to pull the pregnancy prank on him but in the end I decided it was cruel because I knew my oh would love a baby. Strange enough a few months later I caught unexpectedly. I feel like I jinxed everything because we lost that baby. So never again for me
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